Portugal: Madeira scraps mandatory mask requirement at Airports


Madeira, a region in Portugal, has decided to repeal the provisions of mandatory face masks in maritime as well as air terminals.

The Madeiran executive, chaired by Miguel Albuquerque, has published the recent changes, after summing up the weekly meeting of the Council of Government, according to the reports.


The government of Madeira has revealed that it will better define the mandatory use of a face mask on board the ship Lobo Marinhom, which makes the maritime connection between Madeira and Porto Santo, but does not specify the changes.

According to the reports, the new changes will take effect until they are published in the Official Journal of the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

Currently, the use of masks in this region is compulsory in health facilities, homes, pharmacies, other establishments, public transport, and port and airport terminals.

According to the sources, a total of 5,214,701 COVID-19 infections have been registered since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak. The World Health Organization has declared that 24,236 deaths were registered during the same period.

However, it has been speculated that the epidemiological situation in Portugal led to the easing of restrictions imposed to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus and its new forms.

Earlier this month, Portuguese authorities announced that the country had lifted all COVID-19 travel restrictions, meaning unvaccinated travellers planning to enter Portugal must comply with additional requirements when entering the country.


Previously, officials in Portugal required all travellers to present either proof of vaccination or a negative result of the PCR or antigen test; however, this has changed with the new rules.



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